Health Studies the study of contemporary health issues Career Options after
Career Options after Health Studies the study of contemporary health issues www.utsc.utoronto.ca/anthropology Co-op, Major What is Health Studies? Health Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary health issues, the biological and social determinants of health, health humanities, and the impact of policy on health and well-being. Two streams of study are available: Population Health (BSc): biological determinants of health, epidemiology, aging and the life cycle, social and behavioral determinants of health. Health Policy (BA): health care systems, public health policies, epidemiology, government and civil society responses to issues related to health. Skills of Health Studies Grads Research social, historical, political and economic processes shape people’s health and well-being, including how people mobilize to bring about progressive social change Research biological, behavioural, and environmental factors that affect human health and our susceptibility and resistance to disease Analyse how cultural factors mediate health practices, and in turn, shape health outcomes through tradition, customs, ritual, and concepts of health, illness, and disease Draw from humanistic perspectives and artsbased knowledge (including literature, film, drama, visual and performing arts) to reveal and inform the lived experience of health and illness Navigate the Canadian health care system as it adapts to ongoing challenges presented by changing societal values and political arrangements What makes Health Studies at UTSC unique? Our critical and interdisciplinary approach, and interesting service learning and co-op opportunities! Last update: March 2016 Entry-Level Jobs for Bachelor Grads Team Assistant in Community Care Centres Junior Health Policy Analyst Project Assistant in Health Promotion Services Customer Service Agent in Biomedical Products Coordinator in Health Services Clinical Research Assistant in Pharmaceuticals Activationist in Long-Term Care Homes Administrative Associate in Medical Centres The Career Directory: www.canadastop100.com/tcd Graduate & Professional Studies Popular further education opportunities include: Public Health – Master of Public Health (MPH) Health Science – Master (MSc, MHSc) Epidemiology – Master (MSc, MHSc, MPH) Gerontology – Master or Graduate Certificate Health/Public Policy & Administration – Master Community Health or Development – Master Community Education – Master (MEd) Medicine or Nursing – MD or BScN Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc, MScOT, MScPT) Regulatory Affairs – Post-Graduate Certificate Fitness – Post-Graduate Certificate Use LinkedIn! Health Studies Grads from UTSC have gone on to: UTSC graduates from Health Studies are CAMH (Research) working in education, university & hospital MSF (Program Unit Coordinator) research, community & social services. Ministry, Health & LT Care (Lead Attend our LinkedIn (Implementation) workshop to learn about the Find Alumni Roche (Study Data Manager) tool for networking! www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc Examples of Fields that ‘Fit’ the Skills of Health Studies Grads Education (Post-Secondary & School Boards) Hospitals, Health & Community Centres Insurance Companies & Law Firms Health & Safety Inspection Agencies Pharmaceutical & Biotech Developers Non-Government Health Advocacy Groups Government (Federal, Provincial, Regional, Municipal) Public Health Authorities & Health Access Centres Your 4-Year Career Exploration Action Plan 1 The databases below provide details about job prospects, nature of work, educational requirements, working conditions, pay and related career paths: Career Cruising: Log into cln.utoronto.ca, click on Resources, and click on Career Cruising to be logged in automatically. O*Net: online.onetcenter.org (U.S. site). Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor, and use our resources to get to know your skills, values, personality and interests: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc/get-know-yourself Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering information: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc/tipsheets Information Interviews Working On-Campus Internships Volunteering 3 2 Do Your Research Build Your Network Explore Career Options & Get Experience Gain exposure to your options in the world of work and make connections while you’re a student via campus events and programs listed on cln.utoronto.ca and ccr.utoronto.ca: Extern Job Shadowing In the Field Explore It! (course-based) Partners in Leadership (4th year students) iLead, uLead, weLead (Dept of Student Life) Employer Information Sessions Career & Volunteer Fairs Departmental Student Association Events Apply for Work Study jobs in CLN in Fall and Spring! You might also find work via www.scsu.ca/jobs. Find networking opportunities, internship programs and entry-level jobs via websites like www.talentegg.ca and www.charityvillage.ca. As an upper year student (14+ credits), attend UTSC’s Get Hired Conference and participate in Jobs for Grads. As a graduate, explore internships and other trainee programs like www.careeredge.ca Explore Professional Associations and get involved: volunteer for their events and conferences, and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors and colleagues! Anthropology and Health Studies Association – ahautsc.com Canadian Public Health Association – www.cpha.ca American Public Health Association – www.apha.org Canadian Institute of Health Research – www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca Canadian Institute for Health Information – secure.cihi.ca Public Health Agency of Canada – www.phac-aspc.gc.ca World Health Organization – www.who.int Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences – www.ideas-idees.ca Regulated Health Professions in Canada – www.regulatedhealthprofessions.on.ca [Typenote: text]This document is a starting point for your [Type [Type Please furthertext] research into career options in this field of study. Fortext] more information on this program and course requirements, please visit the departmental website at the top of the first page.